Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
oxford, mississippi, then senator obama preparing for his first presidential debate against john mccain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he's behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battleground statements. he needs a circuit breaker and he probably has to do something that gives people that say right now they're voting for the president, to give him a second look. >> give all of us a viewer's guide to what they are prepped to do. >> reporter: watch for almost every time mitt romney gets a question, he will try to turn it back to presiden
Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm EDT
and john mccain. donna brazile, served as campaign manager for al gore and chief strategist for george w. bush, matt dowd. let's start with the style points, giving them the grades. that's easy to look at. start with mitt romney. grade him, nicole? >> a. >> reporter: donna. >> c. >> reporter: matt? >> b. i'm a very tough a. >> reporter: why did you give romney an a? >> debates are about expectations. and i think on style, romney didn't get tripped up in any of his awkward moments that he's become pretty well known for on the campaign trail, so, in my mind, he was testellar. he connected. and i thought he communicated a very clear and strategic and thematic case. and i think that leads into substance. >> reporter: style, you gave him a c? >> he looked good, but overall i thought that he was just a little bit too aggressive, a little bit too attack, attack, attack. >> reporter: he's got the mt. ru rushmore look. you gave him a b? >> he came in with a plan and he came -- he came in to win. he came here tonight to win. a boxer walking into a ring, knowing he's behind and he needs to win an
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
most likely to think of this. >> you know, john mccain and i, we're a couple of mavericks. and gosh darn it, we're going to take that maverick energy right to washington. and we're going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> reporter: the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate -- >> i will put medicare and social security in a lockbox. >> reporter: -- his staff made him watch this. >> one of the keys to the lockbox would be kept by the president. >> reporter: the real john mccain wandered around the stage when he debated obama. and so did "snl's" mccain. the parodies aren't just funny. they can matter. >> as many people will talk about the "snl" skit on monday as talk about the actual presidential debate. and that's what makes it so powerful. >> reporter: after all, how can the real debate compete with something like this? >> i know the white house. i know the door out to the rose garden doesn't lock unless you pull it. i know the toilet in the lincoln bedroom will run all night unless you jiggle that handle. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington.
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
525 times. >> i had to be here when it happened. >> it could be next year. >> senator john mccain tweeted -- for fans, it was a finality -- finale to an unprecedented season. >> however -- >> i do not know if you have heard about this but there was a a little bit of controversy. a mascot tackled some others. the question is, did teddy win on his own abilities? >> a win is a win. on a much more serious note, still to come on abc 7 news at 5:00 it has been years since the day of terrowe will hear from the wife of the man behind it all. >> and we will tell you how a doing. >> and by offering people whose candidate loses, a trip to leave the country. >> krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day sis. anncr: question seven will help. the departmentf legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for scols...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guara krystal conwell: i think people shoul
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
against biden. you are probably most likely to think of this. >> john mccain and i are a couple of mavericks and gosh darn it we are going to take that maverick energy right to washington and we are going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate. >> i will put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: the staff made him watch this. >> onef the keys to the lock box would be kept by the president. >> the real john mccain wandered around the stage when he debated obama. and so did "snl's" mccain. the parodies aren't just funny they matter. >> as many people will talk about the "skit" monday as will talk about the actual presidential debate. that's what makes it so powerful. >> reporter: afterall how can the real debate compete with something like this. >> i know the white house. i know the door out to the rose garden doesn't lock unless you pull it. i know that, i know that the toilet in the lincoln bedroom will run all night unless you jiggle that handle. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news. >> the strategery. >> oh,
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
love everybody. >> jimmy: you had john mccain on the show. >> that's right. my old acting buddy. >> jimmy: yeah, right. >> we've bit the boards many times. >> jimmy: do you have any private moments with him? are there any private moments with him? >> well -- private moments in life? >> jimmy: you know what i'm saying. >> well, we got to act together in "snl" and had to do a lifetime movie parody and we took a shower together. that's a private moment. >> jimmy: that's pretty private. >> he's a really fun and always game and him and a bunch of senators did stuff on your show and it was really great to have him. >> jimmy: do you think he's watching the debates tonight with a single tear streaming down his face as he looks at mooime mitt romney? >> no, he's probably watching with a single malt. and he's probably very excited that he's not there. i can't imagine how stressful that would be. >> jimmy: great to see you. thank you for coming. always a pleasure. amy poehler, her show is called "parks and rex rage." thursday nights at 9:30 on nbc. we'll be right back with alan arkin. let'